AMHERST, Mass. - Stephen J. Harris, a medieval language and culture scholar, has joined the English department at the University of Massachusetts as an assistant professor. Harris teaches courses in Old English, the study of the epic poem Beowulf, the history of the English language, general literature, and the history of reading.
AMHERST, Mass. - Dean E. Robinson, assistant professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts, has been awarded a two-year, $100,000 fellowship from the Center for Advancement of Health and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to study health disparities at the Harvard University Center for Society and Health.
AMHERST, Mass. - Despite the recent downturn in the economy, soon-to-be college graduates shouldn’t be frightened off by reports of layoffs, says Joan Stoia, director of the Campus Career Network at the University of Massachusetts.
AMHERST, Mass. - The following statement was issued by University of Massachusetts Chancellor David K. Scott regarding the earlier announcement that the University planned to award an honorary doctorate degree to Judith I. Gill, Chancellor of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, and a 1972 graduate of the University.
AMHERST, Mass. - Jeff Taylor, chief executive officer of Monster.com, will speak at the undergraduate Commencement of the University of Massachusetts, Sun., May 27 at 10 a.m. in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Taylor will receive a bachelor’s degree from University Without Walls during the ceremonies. Keynote speaker at the event is Emmy Award-winning actor Kelsey Grammer. Finance major Karen Borsetti, of Beverly, is student speaker.
AMHERST, Mass. - Students with an entrepreneurial spirit from Amherst Regional High School will have a chance to test their mettle, thanks to the University of Massachusetts, the local business community, and a $33,000 grant from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.
AMHERST, Mass. - Several new faculty members have joined the University of Massachusetts recently, in the areas of biochemistry and molecular biology, geosciences, chemical engineering, and mathematics. They are as follows:
AMHERST, Mass. - Kevin Boyle, associate professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship for work on his book, "The People v. Sweet: A Story of Race, Rights, and Murder in Jazz-Age America," about a civil rights case and courtroom drama in the 1920s in Detroit.
AMHERST, Mass. - Nadinne Cruz, director of Stanford University’s Haas Center for Public Service, will receive the Distinguished Citizen Scholar award at the annual Chancellor’s Community Service Awards Luncheon at the University of Massachusetts Mon. May 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium.